Chris Sutton really doesn’t have room for sentiment as the Celtic vs Hearts Scottish Cup final gets closer.
The former Celtic striker praised their former cup winning trio; Scott Brown, Ryan Christie and Tom Rogic but insists NONE of them should start the Scottish Cup Final.
The BT Pundit has been making noises all week about Scott Brown not starting but he’s thrown the other two midfielders into the mix during his RecordSport column.
Scott Brown has led Celtic to 11 successive trophies.
Tom Rogic is a Hampden specialist who started the run of Trebles by bagging the winner in the 2017 showpiece against Aberdeen.
Ryan Christie scored a magnificent goal in the semi-final and has been an integral part of the club’s recent runof silverware.
But, if I were Neil Lennon, I wouldn’t pick any of the trio to start tomorrow’s William Hill Scottish Cup Final against Hearts.
The Celtic manager’s team selection is the hot topic for supporters going into the clash.
Current form against loyalty and a proven track record.
If it was down to me, I’d go with the current form.
Neil has a strong mind and will have his own views on what he sees as the way to set about Robbie Neilson’s men with a quadruple Treble at stake.
For me, it’s a pretty straightforward decision. Play the players who have helped pick the performances up off the floor.
What sort of message does it send out in the dressing room if you don’t? That’s a question I’d ask.
Let’s get the easy one out of the way first.
David Turnbull simply has to start.
This will be the end of an era in many ways with no chance of a fifth consecutive Celtic treble, the League Cup will finally part with the club this season after a shock Ross County defeat.
This is the chance to put the cherry on top of some of the best years we’re ever likely to live through as Celtic fans. A win would give us such a boost and catapult some our fringe players to heroes in an instant.
It’s all about getting it right on the day. We have to have a mixture of players who have been there and done it, mixed in with the youthful exuberance of players chasing their first major trophy. The hunger to succeed will be there.
We hope by Sunday evening, we’re looking at a team who have done something incredible and achieved a Quadtreble.